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Articles by Elizabeth Montalbano
posted in July 2004
IDC analyst Dennis Byron reports BEA held 25.2 percent of the North American market in 2003, compared with IBM's 11.5 percent in 2004.
In addition, the company is eyeing plans for open-source BPM and workflow software.
The presence of fully certified J2EE open-source software could further disrupt the commercial Java software market.
Industry analysts and solution providers familiar with Sun's plans said the company might open-source at least part of the JES stack as early as the end of the year.
IBM plans to standardize its Rational suite of software quality assurance, monitoring and testing tools on the open-source Hyades framework.
BEA CTO Scott Dietzen suggests open-sourcing Java Test Compatibility Kits might be useful in solving issues with the current complexity of achieving compatibility with Java specs.
Java creator James Gosling says even open-source supporters would rather see Java remain under Sun's stewardship than compromise the compatibility of the technology.